Our next player interview is with Stathis Tsolis. Stathis is the man behind the successful and popular mysubbuteo.com website. The website features many exciting products including a wide range of decals and playing equipment.
1. When did you first start playing?
My brother bought me my first team (Spurs) in 1990. I soon became fanatical about it (age 10) and I even organised a league in my neighbourhood. For a brief period of 3 years, the majority of the kids in my street had their own stadium where we will schedule European and World Cup. I rediscovered Subbuteo when I moved to London in 2007 where I joined the Puntney League. I joined Phoenix TFC in 2008, soon after I moved in York and I have been a member since then.
2. Which was your first ever big tournament?
Milton Keynes Open in 2008
3. Which is the best tournament you have ever attended?
No idea. I usually do terribly!
4. What was the best goal you have ever scored?
Probably some lucky goal from an impossible position. Can't remember really.
5. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in England?
hmm, I would say Craig Heward.
6. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in the World?
Can't recall I am afraid
7. What has been the best match you have ever played in?
I played Martin Hodds once (league meeting) and I managed a draw. I was quite happy with that.
8. What has been your best moment or achievement in the game?
Winning of course.
9. What has been the funniest moment you have seen on a trip away to a tournament?
10. Which football team do you support?
11. What is your favourite food?
12. Do you have any other hobbies?
I own mysubbuteo.com, a site that specialises in decals designs, handpainted team and sports equipment. This is my primary hobby although it has started to look like a full time occupation lately!!
13. What is your favourite holiday destination?
14. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
15. What is your favourite TV series?
I like many of them, I would say the Wire if I have to pick just one
16. What is your favourite music?
Punk Hardcore in the style of Fugazi
17. Which person do you have most respect for in life?